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1:03 pm

Jason Wu Laser-cut Leather Clutch

29/04/2014, Accessories, Fashion and Style, Handbags, Jason Wu, Spring Summer 2014

You’ve been wearing a lot of white lately, you’re gonna love our gift,” my friend Gustavo squealed as he handed me my present when I celebrated my birthday dinner at the Monarch Room last month. He was right. This gorgeous ivory laser-cut leather “Daphne” clutch by Jason Wu is the most perfect thing ever. It’s slightly roomier than most clutches; it also functions as a chic day piece! I love a good bag that can fit way more than a credit card and a lip gloss tube.

Laser cut leather Jason Wu clutch bag in Bryanboy's apartment
White leather Jason Wu clutch bag
Jason Wu Daphne clutch bag

Click HERE to buy.

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10:32 pm

Sporty Spice

25/03/2014, Accessories, Current Affairs, Cycling, Prada, Rome, Sports

The first thing that came to my mind when Citi Bikes launched in New York City last year was “THEY’RE GONNA BE THE DEATH OF ME!” I’ve always been petrified of using bicycles in a big city. I think it has something do with my constant fear of being hit by a fast-moving vehicle. It’s already bad that I’ve almost gotten hit MANY, MANY times by a car/bus/truck WHILE WALKING let alone being on a bike. The last time I used a bike was in Paris about a year and a half ago when Rumi and I rented Velibs, not to bike around Paris but to use as props for our blogs…HAH!

Moving along…

I walked past shop with a sign that said “BIKE RENTAL” on our second day in Rome. Mr. Sweden and I went inside. I was curious what their bikes looked like. I was amazed how they have mini bikes, perfect for my petite self. After two days of Uber-ing and cabbing around Rome, I thought it would be refreshing to channel my inner Sporty Spice, rent a bike for an hour or two, see where our bikes lead us. Lo and behold we ended biking for four hours that day, with a quick pit stop at our hotel for an outfit change.

We loved biking so much we decided to come back to the same shop the following morning to do it again but alas, the shop was closed. After half an hour, I found another company and we rented slightly bigger bikes, not for a few hours but for a few days!

In a span of four days, I biked approximately 150 kilometers. We literally biked EVERYWHERE in Rome. EVERYWHERE! EVERYDAY!For hours each day. Right down to our last day. We’d start a little bit after sunrise and go back to the hotel by dusk. Saw most of the tourist spots and of course, we even went to the city outskirts. We also biked through a huge part of Appia Antica, one of the oldest, most important roads in ancient Rome.

Who knew there was a cyclist in me? I’m shocked! Will I do it again? Hell yes. I think I found a new love. This is so much better than Soul Cycle (which I, agonizingly if I may add, tried once and never went back)!

Bryanboy outside the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, Italy
Bryanboy biking on his way to Appia Antica, Rome

Feather crown, sweater, legwarmers and sandals by Prada, shorts by Rag & Bone, sunglasses by Balenciaga
Sweater by COS, sweatpants by Zara, sandals by Givenchy (click HERE), sunglasses by Balenciaga
Bracelets by Cartier and Hermes, watch by Rolex

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1:23 am

Adventures in Chile

31/12/2013, Accessories, Aristocrazy, Chile, Jewelry, Sponsored Content

As y’all know, I recently went to Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile for Spanish jewelry brand Aristocrazy. Check out the video we made on our trip. Fun times all around!

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Visit http://www.aristocrazy.com to learn more about Aristocrazy.

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12:00 pm

Frends Zone

27/12/2013, Accessories, Costa Rica, Current Affairs, Equipment, See by Chloe

Have you downloaded Beyonce’s latest album? I bought it last week on iTunes and have been listening to it non-stop with my gold Frends headphones (Frends headphones, a gift from Rebecca Minkoff who collaborated with them. I think it’s amazing what she did — dropped a major album out of NOWHERE and of course, all 17 music videos at the same time. Now that’s groundbreaking! Only Queen Bey could pull that shit off! Most artists, since the time of the dinosaurs, did the usual formula of sending out teasers, releasing a music video throughout a certain time span to promote the album but not Beyonce. My favourite track? Pretty Hurts.

Bryanboy wearing a black and white polka dot pyjama set by Equipment
Bryanboy wearing a pair of gold Frends headphones
Frends headphones

Equipment polka dot pyjama set (click HERE)
See by Chloe cuff sandals (click HERE)
Frends headphones (click HERE)

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11:36 pm

All I Want For Christmas

15/12/2013, Accessories

YES PLEASE!!!

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All I want for Christmas…. how can we make this happen?

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3:32 am

My Own Code

10/10/2013, Accessories, Current Affairs, Fall Winter 2013, Handbags, Just Cavalli, Kris Van Assche, Valentino

My friends at Valentino recently sent me what I think is the ultimate must-have this season — the “My Own Code” bag. It’s a lovely clutch with a foldover clutch and a handle. What makes the bag extra chic is the fact that you can have your initials stamped on the handle — available at select Valentino boutiques worldwide. I’m all about personalization. In this day and age of everyone can pretty much get anything, having something monogrammed with your initials is what makes it truly and only yours.

Valentino My Own Code bag
Bryanboy wears the Valentino My Own Code bag
Bryanboy in Paris wearing trousers from fall winter 2013 Just Cavalli runway show

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Sunglasses by Saint Laurent Paris, sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim, trousers from Just Cavalli, sandals by Kris Van Assche, bag by Valentino, watch and bracelet by Cartier

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5:20 pm

Stuart Weitzman Via Sant’Andrea Opening

09/10/2013, Accessories, Events, Fall Winter 2013, Fashion and Style, Milan, Shoes, Stuart Weitzman

After attending Anna Wintour’s intimate cocktail at Armani Hotel’s Bamboo Bar in Milan for my beloved Lucky Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, I rushed to the Stuart Weitzman’s new boutique (designed by Zaha Hadid) in Milan’s ultra chic Via Sant’Andrea. The iconic Kate Moss, the star of Stuart’s Fall 2013 “Made for Walking” ad campaign, was also there.

In Manila, Philippines, the Stuart Weitzman flagship store is located at SM Aura Premier.

Bryanboy taking photos inside the Stuart Weitzman boutique in Milan
Bryanboy attends the Stuart Weitzman x Kate Moss event in Milan
Stuart Weitzman Via Sant' Andrea Store Opening
Kate Moss, Stuart Weitzman and Bryanboy at Stuart Weitzman, Milan
Kate Moss at Stuart Weitzman Made for Walking Ad Campaign
Embellished clutch bag by Stuart Weitzman
Stuart Weitzman fall winter 2013 shoes and bags
Zaha Hadid designed Stuart Weitzman Via Sant' Andrea Milan boutique

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4:55 pm

Charles & Keith Ngee Ann City Flagship Opening

30/09/2013, Accessories, Charles & Keith, Fashion and Style

As some of you guys already know, I recently went to Singapore to take part in the Charles & Keith festivities at the newly-opened flagship in Ngee Ann City. My beloved Yoshiko Kris-Webb (who I haven’t seen in ages, flew in from Tokyo), Liu Wen (who looked MAJOR in Calvin Klein Collection), Daniel Henney and K-POP Girls Generation were also there. In addition to the store opening, Charles & Keith held a runway show and an after party. Fun times!

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4:17 pm

Loewe x Junya Watanabe Collaboration

24/09/2013, Accessories, Acne, Current Affairs, Fashion and Style, Junya Watanabe, Loewe

It’s been quite awhile since I last obsessed over a designer collaboration. I must say Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons’ capsule collection for Loewe is nothing but spectacular. I love the rendition on Loewe’s iconic Amazona bag and of course, the jeans — a delightful melange of leather, denim, suede, and different textures and fabrics.

Bryanboy in Milan wearing the Loewe x Junya Watanabe leather meets denim collection
Loewe and Junya Watanabe collaboration worn by Bryanboy in Milan
Patchwork denim and leather jeans
Loewe Amazona bag by Junya Watanabe

Click HERE to shop the collection.

Sunglasses by Saint Laurent, jacket by Acne Studios, shirt by Missoni, jeans by Loewe x Junya Watanabe, bag by Loewe x Junya Watanabe, sandals by COS

Photos via Jamie Mann

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5:26 pm

Made For Walking

19/09/2013, Accessories, Ad Campaigns, Fashion and Style, Stuart Weitzman

The legendary and iconic Kate Moss is the star of Stuart Weitzman’s fall 2013 campaign dubbed “Made For Walking”. I love how Kate was styled in her usual self — the hair, the big, chubby coat (so Kate Moss), the pea coat and the turtleneck in conjuction with selection of Stuart’s boots. So effortless…

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Shop the collection at www.stuartweitzman.com

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